Predictions are very hard in soccer. Portugal vs Netherlands Euro 2012 game is going to be a high scoring game. Read the preview
It is going to be a high scoring game. Without scoring at least a few goals, no team can expect to move to the quarterfinals. Both teams are among the best in the world and both are desperately seeking a win and lots of help from luck to make it to the next stage.
Netherlands and Portugal just don’t need a win. They need to win the game with a difference and then their chances will depend how other teams in their pools perform. To be true, all the teams in the group need to win the game to ensure their place in the quarterfinals. And none need these goals more desperately than Netherlands and Portugal.
Netherlands fans are worried that their team that played exceptionally well, but lost to Denmark may face tougher challenge from Portugal. A fan says, “It is always the same for the Orange team. They play, they dominate and they lose the match at the final minutes. This is what happened in the last World Cup final match. Anyway it is a tough group between Portugal and Germany. It is going to be difficult for them to qualify. It is now on Robben and Sneider to take the next matches on their shoulders as they have the skills and they can score anytime. Anyway who said the Denmark will lose against Germany or Portugal? The hope is still there. The match against Germany is going to be decisive. Let us wait and see!”
Netherlands was expected to do exceptionally well in the tournament. It was billed as the top team in the Euro 2012 and was considered one of the pre-tournament favorites. But their loss against Denmark was shocking and once again proved that nothing is certain in a high voltage sport like soccer. Now they want to forget their 1-0 loss to Denmark and move forward.
Netherlands’ hopes hinge on two things. First they beat Portugal by two goals today and then hope that Germany beat Denmark with a difference of at least one goal. Germany’s chances of beating Denmark are brighter but the possibility that Netherlands beat Portugal with the difference of two goals is difficult to imagine. But it is certainly not impossible and Netherlands have still chance to sneak into the quarterfinals.